JackMo

JackMo

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JackMo’s music is an astonishing blend of powerful lyrics, dynamic driving melodies and the kind of passionate lead guitar that will drill into your soul.

Biography

On a sunny day in September 1963, young Jack Moriarty, an American kid living in Ireland was riding to school on a double decker bus when a fellow classmate named Seamus, turned to him and said in a high pitched pre-pubescent, Dublin Irish accent, “The Beatles are the telly this week. Aire ya gonta watch em? ”

Within days of that first awareness of this thing called The Beatles, Jack began the journey from “Chubby Checkers’, ‘Twist’ and Shelly Fabares ‘Johnny Angel’ to the music, the questioning lyrics and the musical drive train that has been with him ever since.

Some years later, Mike Fevola was born with a drumstick in one hand and a Yamaha Bass in the other. He is the driving musical force behind the JackMo sound, carrying Jack’s songs and lyrics to new heights and providing rich interpretations.

Mike has been a recording session player since the age of 14. He has performed around the country with a variety of bands and is currently finishing up his first solo project, entitled Purple Distortion, which he expect to release in late 2007.

Says Jack Moriarty, “Fev breathes music like the rest of us breath air. He is an incredible, intuitive talent.”

Lyrics

here to stay

Written By: jack moriarty

“Here to stay”

Verse 1

We’ve lived our life livin life as much as we could
We took some chances – didn’t always do what we should
We risked it all and when we won, we risked it all again
Never goin down the easy road, never wanting it to end

Verse 2

We listened to the words of the music that gave us life
We learned to trust, we learned to love and we learned to fight
We fought the world when the world tried to break our souls
Grabbing hard for life, living strong and livin whole

Chorus

So when our time is done
And we’ve said all we gotta say,
Still we’ll know
That our love is here to stay

… Repeat

Verse 3

We created life, we gave them love and we gave them hope
We taught them all to think and we told them of the lure of the dope
We taught them to survive, then we gave em over to the world
Telling them to love each other telling them to remember the truth

Verse 4

That the family is the center of strength that we all live on
It is our safety in a world gone way beyond
And from it take the lessons of those that went before
Go out into your life but don’t you ever close the family door

So when their time is done
And they’ve said
All they gotta say,
Still they’ll know
That their love is here to stay

… Repeat

Verse 5

So listen to me people while I tell you what I gotta say
There’s no easy path, you gotta struggle all the way
But if you live your life in love, the way I know you could,
You got an even chance of getting by and maybe doin some good

And when your time is done
And you’ve said
All you gotta say,
Still you’ll know
That your love is here to stay

… Repeat

Baby, baby, hear me …

When my time is done
And I’ve said
All I gotta say,
Still I’ll know
That our love is here to stay

Rockin …

When my time is done
And I’ve said
All I gotta say,
Still I’ll know
That our love is here to stay

Rockin …

When my time is done
And I’ve said
All I gotta say,
Still I’ll know
That our love is here to stay

Fadin …

When my time is done
And I’ve said
All I gotta say,
Still I’ll know
That our love is here to stay

Fadin …

When my time is done
And I’ve said
All I gotta say,
Still I’ll know
That our love is here to stay

To instrumental twice

“Here to stay”
© July 30, 2005 by Jack Moriarty

Forgive you, forgive me

Written By: Jack Moriarty

“Forgive you, forgive me”

I must get on by,
To live a life,
To rid my life of all the strife,
And find a path through all my fallen dreams.

I must journey on to unknown times,
Without the pain, without the signs,
Of all the shame that goes with knowing you.

Must get passed it,
The bitterness, the loneliness,
The timelessness,
The life force spent in hopeless hate of you.

So I pray now to find a way,
To live the day to be OK,
To learn to say the words that I must say.

Chorus: I forgive you, forgive you, forgive you,
Forgive you, despise you, forgive you,
Forgive you, goddamn you, forgive you,
Forgive you, I hate you, forgive you,
Forgive you, forgive me.

To forgive you
I know I should,
Forgive you,
I wish I could,
Forgive you,
It weighs me down each day.

To forgive you,
You’re not around,
Forgive you,
The time is now,
Forgive you,
I don’t know how
Do you?

Chorus: I forgive you, forgive you, forgive you,
Forgive you, despise you, forgive you,
Forgive you, goddamn you, forgive you,
Forgive you, I hate you, forgive you,
Forgive you, forgive me.

I forgive you
The things you said
Forgive you
The tears I’ve shed
Forgive you
The pain you’ve caused to me.

I forgive you, you vicious man,
Forgive you, a child again,
Forgive you, you evil soul,
Forgive.

Chorus: I forgive you, forgive you, forgive you,
Forgive you, despise you, forgive you,
Forgive you, goddamn you, forgive you,
Forgive you, I hate you, forgive you,
Forgive you, forgive me.

I forgive you, forgive you, forgive you,
Forgive you, despise you, forgive you,
Forgive you, goddamn you, forgive you,
Forgive you, I hate you, forgive you,
Forgive you, forgive me.

I forgive you, forgive you, forgive you,
Forgive you, despise you, forgive you,
Forgive you, goddamn you, forgive you,
Forgive you, I hate you, forgive you,
Forgive you, forgive me.

I do…

“Forgive you, forgive me”
© Jack Moriarty
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Why do they lie

Written By: jack moriarty

"Why do they lie?"

There was a time I cared.
There was a time I dared.
When all I saw was light,
And, never feared the night.
But now I am alone.
I know I have no home.

Why did I dream of what could be mine?
Why did I struggle all of the time?
Why do the rules no longer apply?
Why do the people always deny?
Why do they lie, why do they lie, why do they lie?
Why do they lie, why do they lie, why do they lie?
Why do they lie?
Why do they lie?
Why do they lie?

I am a homeless man.
I am a child again.
I am a wandering soul.
My mind a blackened hole.
My head is hung in shame,
To shield my eyes from pain.

Why did I dream of what could be mine?
Why did I struggle all of the time?
Why do the rules no longer apply?
Why do the people always deny?
Why do they lie, why do they lie, why do they lie?
Why do they lie, why do they lie, why do they lie?
Why do they lie?
Why do they lie?
Why do they lie?

You tell me go away.
You tell me I can't stay.
My being hurts your eyes.
It somehow kills your lies.
Are you afraid to see,
Because this you is me.

Why did I dream of what could be mine?
Why did I struggle all of the time?
Why do the rules no longer apply?
Why do the people always deny?
Why do they lie, why do they lie, why do they lie?
Why do they lie, why do they lie, why do they lie?
Why do they lie?
Why do they lie?
Why do they lie?

(c) jack moriarty

Discography

Here to stay ... Album
Released February 2007
available at www.cdbaby.com
or
www.jackmo.com